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Crestwood residents to voice concerns on mall, city's financial future

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By Brendan Marks By Brendan Marks

(KMOV) – Frustrated Crestwood residents plan to voice their concerns over the city’s financial future during a rally Tuesday evening.

The protest will be held before the board of aldermen meeting outside Crestwood City Hall beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Among several items, residents are frustrated with what they say are stalled development plans for the once thriving Crestwood shopping center.

For many living in the city, the mall’s downfall has been a disappointing demise.

Residents worry the situation is only one chapter in a bigger story about what could be a bleak future for the city of Crestwood.

They question the city government’s ability to keep current businesses and attract new ones. There are also concerns about maintaining home values, and supporting the Lindbergh School District.

With a proposal from the developer off the table, Crestwood Mayor Jeff Schlink said there isn’t a backup plan for the shopping center’s site.

Schlink told News 4 in late July he’s frustrated citizens seem to trust the mall developer more than the board.

He says he doesn’t want to rush into a development plan for the mall that might not be the best long term fit.  

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